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Category: BZT blog

Bristol Zero Tolerance is changing

Since October 2015 the Bristol Zero Tolerance initiative has worked tirelessly to address gender-based violence, abuse, harassment and exploitation in Bristol from a prevention perspective. Some of our achievements include: Bringing in a new gender/misogyny hate crime category in Avon and Somerset Working with over 100 local employers to provide training around domestic abuse and…
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Respond to the Government consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace

The Government Equalities Office have launched a consultation to gather evidence about whether the current laws on protecting people from sexual harassment in the workplace are effective. The consultation closes on October 2nd 2019.  The conultation defines “sexual harassment is any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature that makes you feel intimidated, degraded, humiliated or…
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Help Bristol Zero Tolerance to provide more training on street safety to women and girls across the city!

By supporting our Summer Appeal you will help us to continue providing our successful training to women and girls across Bristol on situational awareness and self-defence to help them to feel more confident responding to harassment and keep them safer on the streets and in public places. The Sister Courage training is a series of…
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No Woman Turned Away Project: Domestic Abuse and Homelessness

Research in 2014 found that 61% of women and 16% of men who were homeless had experienced violence or abuse from a partner, whilst one in five women experiencing or having experienced extensive physical and sexual violence reported having been homeless at some point in their lives. To prevent and end homelessness as a result…
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The Silent Solution System: Press 55 to Silently Access Police

In April, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), with support from the family of murder victim Kerry Power, Women’s Aid, and the National Police Chiefs’ Council, launched the ‘Make Yourself Heard’ campaign during National Stalking Awareness Week. A 999 call to the police can be a matter of life or death, and yet for…
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Bristol celebrates International Women’s Day 2019 – get involved!

Thank you so much to everyone who was involved in the Bristol Women’s Voice International Women’s Day celebration at City Hall on Saturday and for all of you who came along and took part in the day! But International Women’s Day in Bristol is not over yet and there are many other events happening across…
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Getting fit for 2019? You need to #JogOn

By Avon and Somerset Constabulary With it being a new year, many people will have made the resolution to get fit and shed the excesses of the festive period. Whether you’re new to running or cycling or have been doing it for years, Avon and Somerset Police’s new #JogOn campaign aims to give you some practical tips and…
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16 Days of Activism 2018 – Ending Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work

One of the key themes for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence this year is ending gender-based violence in the world of work. We have looked before at why gender-based violence is a workplace issue so find out how you can get involved! Employers across the South West urged to mark 16 Days…
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Online hate crime and the use of social media in hate crime and abuse

By Anamaria Fonseca **This piece contains references to abuse, discrimination and violence that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** Amongst all the types of abuse that people can inflict upon one another, there is one that cannot keep being ignored especially nowadays – online hate crime. It can be manifested in different forms, but…
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Plan International UK launch #ITSNOTOK campaign on street harassment

On October 10th 2018 Plan International UK launched their report on girl’s experiences of street harassment in the UK and we are very pleased that The Bristol Street Harassment Project and our work on street harassment locally has been included alongside other amazing work happening across the country and internationally. Every day girls are being harassed…
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